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Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
the attack, but again, these pictures coming to us from someone who shot them at the scene. arwa damon has been following this. she is in eastern libya. and joins us on the phone. it is disturbing to hear about these attacks continuing despite the show of might from the air, at least, to try to stop gadhafi's forces. >> reporter: it most certainly is, kiran, but when it comes to a place like misrata, it is very difficult for the coalition to try to control gadhafi's movements simply because his troops are so embedded amongst the civilian population. and this problem also exists in other parts of the country. we're hearing from eyewitnesss. the city of benghazi, the second largest city, which is also the headquarters, the heart of the opposition, if you will, remains fairly calm. that after coalition air strikes literally brought gadhafi's military machine to a grinding halt over the weekend. the source of the bombs that they dropped destroying at least 70 vehicles that we counted outside of benghazi on sunday. this has allowed opposition fighters to regain critical ground that th
CNN
Mar 9, 2011 6:00am EST
? coming up at 7:40, former undersecretary of state nicholas burns will be joining us. >>> we need to turn right now to our rob marciano with an immediate and developing -- could be a dangerous, rob, weather situation right now. >> yeah, we're looking at several tornado warnings this morning. and a couple of which are right along the i-10 corridor in southwestern louisiana in the new orleans area around lake pontchartrain. several there, st. john the baptist parish, and these include some very populated cities like covington and hammond. these highlighted in the purple, that's where it is. and the storms are moving northeasterly at about 30 miles per hour. if you live in this area, take cover, get inside. the inner core of your home and wait for these storms to pass. a little farther to the north, a couple of tornado warnings across eastern mississippi and alabama. and also with this system, a tremendous amount of rain overnight. anywhere from 4 to 6 inches in some spots. and we have flooding and rescues in central mississippi. look at the size of this thing. it is moving slowly off t
CNN
Mar 24, 2011 6:00am EDT
they're used to this. listen. >> american 1900, so you're aware, the tower is apparently not manned. we've made a few phone calls. nobody's answering. so two airports went in the past 10, 19 minutes, so you can expect to go some. >> a reason it's not manned? >> well, i'm going to take a guess and say at that controller got locked out. i've heard of this happening before. >> that's the first time i've heard of it. >> yeah. fortunately, it's not very often, but, yeah, it happened about a year ago. i'm not sure that's what happened now. but anyway, there's nobody in the tower. >> interesting. >> it is. >> both planes did land safely. but changes are coming. ray lahood released a statement saying today i directed the airport to place two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift. it's just not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical airspace. i've also asked faa administrator randy babbett to study staffing at other airports. >>> and with the number in japan entering 10,000, a 6.2 earthquake rocking the country in the past two hours
CNN
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
onshore. the horror is unimaginable. >>> and thanks for being with us on this monday, march 14th, it's 6:00 a.m. here on the east coast, 7:00 p.m. in tokyo. we're following the developments of this unfolding catastrophe in japan. >> the tsunami's fury in japan becoming clearer this morning. a new day brings new fears of a nuclear disaster now. overnight, another explosion at the fukushima nuke particular plant. radiation levels were detected. this is being called the greatest hardship there since world war ii. hundreds of thousands of people in need. there are long lines at gas stations and at food stores, people are waiting and waiting. there is a shortage of food and water this morning. >>> also, an overwhelming sense of despair as we said, bodies washing up onshore, the number of dead continuing to mount, and also the financial cost. losses from the quake and tsunami could total $100 billion, making it one of the most expensive natural disasters in history. right now teams of search and rescue dogs are scouring wet and muddy wasteland searching for survivors. this morning, word that
CNN
Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
31st, ali velshi is on assignment today. glad you're with us. >> a lot to talk with you about. big developments tonight where cia operatives are on the ground. president obama reportedly okayed a covert operation to assist operation forces and nato officially took command of the libya mission overnight all as the fighters are in full retreat from the troops on the battlefield. nic robertson is live in tripoli. hi, nic. >> reporter: hi, good morning. >> what's the latest on the ground there about the position for the rebels, the directions the way the rebels are moving at this hour and this report that the president may be actually putting people on the ground right now, covert operation with the cia on the ground. what are you hearing now? >> reporter: it does seem like the rebels have stopped inna a e ajdabiya. and there appear to be cia operatives on the ground gathering political and military information critical to further giving assistance to the rebels and understanding what they need and also what the dangers may be of equipping them in a fight that may not be over quickly,
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 6:00am EST
on this "american morning?" it's 6:00, thanks so much for joining us on this wednesday, march 2nd. i'm kiran chetry. >> and i'm ali velshi. >> i was just going to say, congratulations this morning, mine is now obsolete. >> we'll be having an interview later on this morning. >>> we do have important developments out of libya we were telling you about. moammar gadhafi is not going down without a fight. right now violence is erupting in eastern libya 500 miles from tripoli. witnesses say the town of ajdabiya was under control of rebel forces until a few hours ago when pro-gadhafi troops seized it back. now, later today a formal request for military help is expected to come from opposition forces in the rebel-controlled city of benghazi. they don't want our help on the ground, but they plan to formally ask america to declare libya a no-fly zone and assist with air strikes and weapons. right now, the obama administration is considering cutting all diplomat ties with libya, but there's a lot of resistance to lending military assistance to the anti-gadhafi forces. meanwhile, the united n
CNN
Mar 4, 2011 6:00am EST
on this "american morning." >>> welcome. glad you're with us. it's friday, march 4th, i'm kiran chetry. >> and i'm ali velshi. >>> every american has a financial stake in what happens in the job narcotimarket. >> in two hours, the february jobs report comes out. and there are a lot of people hopeful this month will show we've finally turned the corner. there's a lot of positive signs ahead of this release. it may not be the case, but it looks better. >> and we have heard again and again that all of the signs internally in the economy point to companies starting to hire again, but will that show up this month in these numbers? the forecast is for 190,000 jobs to be created in february. we lost jobs in august and september. in october, november, and december, we gained jobs. but in january, we only gained 36,000 jobs. remember, we had the same high hopes in january and it didn't pan out largely because of a couple of different factors. including some really bad weather. so we'll see if you could get some jobs growth in february. you'll probably see an unemployment rate around 9%.
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
plant. >>> hello, 6:00 in the east, i'm christine romans. >> i'm kiran chetry. thanks for being with us. we are trying to dissect some of these new developments. it's very unclear exactly what is happening in japan. we do know there are growing health concerns due to another explosion at their nuclear power plant at daiichi. >> and as this unfolds, you have stock markets around the world plunging. japanese stock market down 10%, european markets down all very, very sharply. we'll continue to watch what that means in the united states where stocks here are also expected to open lower. >> and all of this fears of a nuclear crisis in japan and may be founded this morning. there are several new disturbing elements to tell you about. one the prime minister is admitting that radiation levels have reached levels that can "impact human health." what that exactly means, we still don't know this morning. everyone, though, within about 12 miles of the facility have been told to remain indoors. that's nearly 150,000 people. >> the japanese government is being very clear that the risk of further rad
CNN
Mar 10, 2011 6:00am EST
know you're covering that for us. thanks so much. one person who will be testifying is minnesota representative keith ellison. he's the only muslim member of congress. he will be here with us on "american morning" in just a bit. also keep it tuned to cnn.com, we'll have exclusive coverage of the peter king muslim hearings. you'll see that all day long here. >>> four time oscar-winner julianne moore has landed a role. he's portraying sarah palin. it's an adaptation of the best-selling book game change. jay roche has been tapped to direct the film. >>> one of the hottest politics is apparently sexy, too chris christie, the loudest ovation came when a woman in the audience called him smart, hot and sexy. >> i'm going to ask you before you leave here -- [ laughter ] -- to write a note to my wife. i tell her that things like this come up at these meetings and was our 25th anniversary yesterday. so -- [ applause ] so, see, comments like that after 25 years will keep her on her toes. she won't take me for granted. >> he seemed very happy about that. on a more serious note, christy told
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
, again, thanks for being with us. >> a lot to cover this morning. in japan, the number of dead and the level of fear are rising fast. here are the latest developments in what is likely to be the costliest natural disaster the world has ever witnessed. more than 3,700 have been killed. close to 8,000 people are missing following friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. >> japanese officials fear it may have been caused by a breach in the containment vessel of reactor number three. officials are now bringing in helicopters to drop water into a cooling pond through the damaged roof of the reactor hoping to slow or stop any meltdowns. >>> for several hours last night, things grew so tense at the power plant, work was suspended and everyone there was told to evacuate. now, they've now returned to the facility. let's go to senior international correspondent stan grant live in tokyo with us this morning. they told everyone to leave and now they're back working again furiously to get the situation under control. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely, christine. the story today has been radiation
CNN
Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
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CNN
Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
. intervened militarily to prevent a humanitarian crisis. >> it's true that america cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. and given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. but that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what's right. of course, there is no question that libya and the world would be better off with gadhafi out of power. i along with many other world leaders have embraced that goal. and will actively pursue it through non-military means. but broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake. >> and to further that point on regime change, the president said "weapon went down that road in iraq." he also said that history is not on gadhafi's side. he says nato will assume full control of the libyan mission wednesday, and the u.s. will play a supporting role, reducing the risk and the cost of the operation. >>> the president's speech was not enough to satisfy some critics on capitol hill. house speaker john boehner said the president's speech failed to prov
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
pieces of a cruise missile. it's hard for us to confirm exactly what sort of weapon or missile this might be. it's also hard for us to confirm anything that we're being told about what this building was being used for. but certainly the people we're worth in here have gone inside the building. this woman pulling out more bits of debris. what she's saying, look at this, for them, this was proof this building was struck by by a missile. >> the u.s. played the lead role in the odyssey dawn mission this weekend. robert gates is insisting that responsibility will be handed to the french or british shortly. >> we expected in a matter of days to be able to turn over the primary responsibility to others. we will continue to support the coalition, we'll be a member of the coalition. we will have a military role in the coalition, but we will not have the preeminent role. >> and despite the heavy military action in libya, president obama went ahead with a planned trip to brazil. in a speech there, he mentioned what was going on in the middle east. >> but for our two nations, for the united sta
CNN
Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
. >> gerard fryer with us on the line. we appreciate you giving us time and perspective. we will continue to check in with you this morning. >> we're going to take a quick break and "american morning," special edition, covering the latest on this earthquake and tsunami. we'll be right back. wrench? wrench. basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assistance with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze. but with zyrtec® liquid gels, i get fast, 24-hour allergy relief. so i feel better by the time we tee off. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. the one time of year red lobster creates so many irresistible ways to treat yourself to lobster. like our new lobster-and-shrimp trio with a parmesan lobster bake, our decadent lobster lover's dream with both sweet maine and buttery rock lobster tails and eleven more choices, each served with a salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. come celebrate lobsterfest right now at red lobster. >>> a massive earthquake of h
CNN
Mar 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
launching an investigation into the deaths. our elizabeth cohen live from atlanta. tell us what happened here. >> i want to tell you, ali, the ten people still recovering are not doing very well at all. and what happened here is very simple and very sad. these folks all had i.v. bags, and the material was found to be contaminated with a bacteria. this is a bacteria, ali, that is in the grout of your bathroom tile, you know, that black stuff. that's what that is. and so it was being pumped into their veins. ali? >> i guess it's not fatal when it's on the grout in your bathroom tiles, but it's a problem in the bags. how often -- you know a lot about this. how often do things like this in hospitals get contaminated? >> with this particular bacteria, ali, hardly ever. the folks in alabama tell us maybe once a year they see this. people get contaminated with other bacteria, but this bacteria is unusual. there's a lot of unanswered questions. how it got into these bags. they know it came from one factory that put these bags together. did someone not wash their hands? were the raw materials con
CNN
Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
governments. and his plan from the beginning was to use this budget repair bill that he thought would be through right now as sort of a placation scenario where he's said i've given you the tools, local governments, because we've busted the union to deal with each union and contract and save your own money. that hasn't happened. those 14 democrats remain in illinois. the governor remains entrenched in his position not to relent on the collective bargaining. yesterday he was on the air waves again asking those 14 senators to come back to wisconsin. >> it is now time for them to come home. if they choose not to, let me be clear, this is not a threat, this is not a strategy, this is not a negotiation. the bottom line is if they do not come home, there are dire consequenc consequences. dire consequences, i don't think any of us republican or democrat alike would like to see happen here in the state of wisconsin. >> reporter: and those consequences according to the governor include layoffs. the democrats say that's nonsense. both sides, though, seem to be entrenched in their positions and no
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
control to try to bring the heat down. they've now enlisted the use of helicopters. there were four drops of water today before they abandoned that process. now they're using water trucks, one truck from the police and one truck from the military, to pump down the reactors, ongoing effort to get in there and sort out what is at the root of this problem, why they are overheating, how much damage is actually being done. at the same time, there is speculation about the radiation levels. yesterday they were so high that they had to evacuate the workers from the plant. of course there are 200,000 people who have been moved from their homes at a 20 kilometer, 12 or 13-mile no go zone around the plant. other countries are insisting it should be around 50 miles. in tokyo, people are heading for the exits, voting with their feet. they simply do not trust the information they're getting right now, the lines at the airport, the lines at the immigration department are ever, ever longer. right now the information coming from the government is the raidation levels are under control, and they're t
CNN
Mar 7, 2011 6:00am EST
you're in the market for a used suv would be good for you. there are a lot of other things that could happen. deutsche bank saying you would need to see crude oil prices before $125 before you'll get gas above $4. but crude oil prices have topped $106. we'll keep watching language out of the white house. no option's off the table. how likely it would be to tap the oil reserve. they've only done it twice. >> is this maybe to put this out there to look like the appearance, at least, they're on top of things? >> yes, it could happen. it could happen. every analyst i've talked to, said things would have to deteriorate quickly and significantly before that would be a possibility. >> thank you so much. we'll talk to you again plenty throughout this "american morning." >>> listen to this warning we're getting from the u.n. about the conflict in libya. they say the threat is of more carnage in the days ahead. this comes as the bloody fighting now less than two miles away from the capital there. and our krrk cnn crews reporting new air strikes in the country. misra misrata, the third largest c
CNN
Mar 28, 2011 6:00am EDT
his case why libya matters to us. "american morning" begins right now. >>> so we do have that lot going on, but the head scratcher is the final four. you've got two unlikely schools, vcu and butler. >> we've had some upsets. although somebody pointed out the other day, you can't keep calling butler an upset when it keeps doing it. >> that's right. >>> let's stick with the top stories on japan. a lot of people wondering what's going on with the radiation disaster in japan. and another tsunami scare there. a 6.1 magnitude earthquake off japan's northeast coast last night triggered a tsunami warning. this time, the waves never came. thousands of people are still reeling, of course, from that march 11th disaster. >> and new footage surfacing on youtube of the sheer destructive force of that tsunami. it's some of the most graphic video yet. take a look at the pictures taken march 11th in the city of kesanuma, japan. it isn't there anymore. the entire city was washed away by the tsunami's waves in just ten minutes. >>> at the daiichi nuclear power station in fukushima, the situation may
CNN
Mar 3, 2011 6:00am EST
losing him a little bit, understandably, because of his location. ben wedeman for us, right in the midst of all that is going on in libya. >>> meantime, anti-gadhafi forces are asking u.s. military for help. they want us to declare libya a no-fly zone. but the white house is not ready to intervene at this point. right now there are two am bib use assault ships, "uss ponce" and "uss kearsarge." the obama administration wants them there to provide military help only. >> a no-fly zone is not a long-term proposition, assuming the outcome is what all desire. and i believe we ought to be ready to implement it as necessary. >> well, that's easier said than done, according to defense secretary robert gates. he told the senate foreign relations committee yesterday that a no-fly zone operation would essentially mean more. >> but the reality is, and people, there's a lot of, frankly, loose talk about some of these military options. and let's just call a spade a spade. a no-fly zone begins with an attack on libya. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says that the u.s. is a long way from maki
CNN
Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
the cities killing and wounding civilians. but if that equipment is used, then he has been put on notice that the united nations signatures to that resolution can use military force to stop those attacks on civilians. this isn't just about a no-fly zone. but it means his army can be attacked, as well. now late last night just as the u.n. was voting, we heard from one of the sons of moammar gadhafi. that his father said the military would change its tactics. and this came just before the resolution saying the army would no longer attack, it would help the civilians. the country would even invite in humanitarian organizations like the united nations. this was a massive change of track by the government. we haven't seen any of that being put into effect as yet, christine. >> all right. nic robertson, thank you, nic. we'll continue to watch all those developments. we'll talk to the director of the middle east center of economics. he believes we're in the middle of a long, drawn out conflict with gadhafi. >>> well, u.s. planes flying high over japan's overheated nuclear plant trying to
CNN
Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
. thank you for being here with us. we have three major developing stories from overnight. none bigger than this first one we need to tell you about. breaking news out of libya where members of the opposition are now saying that the libyan dictator moammar gadhafi is trying to strike a deal, possibly trying to get safe passage out of the country saying he'll leave, but wants immunity. arwa damon joins us now on the phone with details of this from the center of the resistance, benghazi. this doesn't seem to mesh with his rhetoric over the past days and weeks. is this real? >> reporter: well, t.j., that really is what everyone here is trying to figure out at this stage. now, what we know from some of the opposition leadership is that they're saying that via intermediaries, they received an offer stating that colonel gadhafi would convene his people's congress, step aside, wants guarantees of safe passage for his family and guarantees he wouldn't be prosecuted. they're saying in return, he would have to first come out and publicly state he was no longer the leader of libya, a sustained ce
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